Wake Up Call is an experimental interactive piece that takes place inside a comatose man’s mind. As you are trying to wake up, you can see your mind trying to reconstruct its basic capabilities. Your memories start to come back to you more and more clearly too, and sometimes you may have to prove that you can survive what a wake-up back into the reality would entail. You’ll have to earn your consciousness back.
I started Wake Up Call on my Erasmus year over at the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier, France, where to my surprise it was possible to attend videogame atelier classes. The game ran everywhere except on the two computers of my professors, so they were not able to evaluate me at the end of the year. When there was that awkward moment when they should have informed my home university about my class results, either the French or my home university decided, in a very non-chalant way, to pretend that I’ve never attended the course at all, which apparently solved the problem. Funny times.
You can install the game from Desura, simply click the button above. There is a MacOS/Linux port that the kind Desura people have done, but it seems to not work well for some people – I recommend you to rather see the instructions below:
Mac/Linux: For Mac/Linux, you’ll need the LÖVE runtime client and the Wake up call .love. When you install the client, you can then simply open the wakeUpCall.love, which will start up the client and load Wake up call.
“I enjoyed this game far more than some commercial games that I’ve paid for. Thank you!” — chute | “It’s a wonderful game!” — nixola | ”This is great” — stripwax | ”I absolutely loved this game” — retrotails | ”Really cool experience” — santos (All LÖVE Forums)
“Nice work. Really liked it.” | “The game sent my mind on a trip where it felt calm.” | “Great game for out of the box thinking.” | “Interactive piece of art” | “Cool.” | “Not expensive enough” — Desura user reviews
Nominated in ‘Innovative Game Design’ at the Student Game Competition within CHI 2013 in Paris.
Freeware Game Pick (IndieGames.com).